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Thread started 07/11/11 9:09pm

mydrawers

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Did Prince ever Comment on MORRIS DAY's solo work?

I wonder if Prince ever commented on Morris's "The Color of Success" or "Day-Dreaming"?

During this time, Morris and Prince were definitely on the OUTS, and Morris was out there standing on his own, trying to prove himself. For a while there, it looked like he might even usurp Prince..

Was Prince impressed?

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Reply #1 posted 07/11/11 11:14pm

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I remember him saying once in concert about Morris's song "The Oak Tree"... "We gonna chop down this Oak Tree and make a wooden leg out of it." which was pretty funny. wink

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Reply #2 posted 07/12/11 8:32am

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comegetwild said:

I remember him saying once in concert about Morris's song "The Oak Tree"... "We gonna chop down this Oak Tree and make a wooden leg out of it." which was pretty funny. wink

Yeah he said that during the 'live' A Love Bizarre video

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Reply #3 posted 07/12/11 8:41am

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Yes he said "Thank God I had nothing to do with it"!!!

That said I do quite like his music but it sounds pretty dated now, I esp like "Oak Tree" its very funny and funky.

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Reply #4 posted 07/12/11 1:00pm

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Morris should keep doing one off songs about new dances until some kids show like Gabba Gabba finally grabs him. It's a good niche.

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Reply #5 posted 07/12/11 1:20pm

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Morris Day solo effort is some of the weakest shit I've ever heard from an artists that I actually enjoy atleast with The Time. He would have been a bigger hit probably if he just made some real funky shit with himself on drums and that swaggedy swag of his.

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Reply #6 posted 07/12/11 2:35pm

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FISHNET and to a certain extent, OAK TREE are two pretty good songs. I wish Morris had teamed up with the rest of The Time, let Jimmy/Terry produce it to see where it could go. I think that FISHNET showed that they could jam on an original song and still sound like The Time. If Prince had allowed the band to work on their own stuff after Purple Rain and remained the Executive Producer so he could oversee it, we might have many albums of great music. Flyte Tyme music has shown that they are talented hit writers, so it would have made perfect sense... but Prince stopped asking for my advice back in 1989, and see where that got him!

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Reply #7 posted 07/12/11 2:51pm

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I actually remembered seeing that comment about "Oak Tree" in a magazine my sister was reading at the time (Right On).

Anyways, "Fishnet" was the only classic Morris had after going solo.

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Reply #8 posted 07/12/11 3:04pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

comegetwild said:

I remember him saying once in concert about Morris's song "The Oak Tree"... "We gonna chop down this Oak Tree and make a wooden leg out of it." which was pretty funny. wink

Yeah he said that during the 'live' A Love Bizarre video

nod I remeber the 1st time I saw that video, I was like "wait a minute, was that a reference to MD?" Was a total smack in the face boo

However I like Fishnet, and I think Morris in one cool brotha cool

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Reply #9 posted 07/13/11 6:40am

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mydrawers said:

I wonder if Prince ever commented on Morris's "The Color of Success" or "Day-Dreaming"?

During this time, Morris and Prince were definitely on the OUTS, and Morris was out there standing on his own, trying to prove himself. For a while there, it looked like he might even usurp Prince..

Was Prince impressed?

I do remember hearing that Prince only dug and respected Jesse's work. That's why he recorded "Shockadelica" originally for Jesse.

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Reply #10 posted 07/13/11 8:56am

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Timmy84 said:

I actually remembered seeing that comment about "Oak Tree" in a magazine my sister was reading at the time (Right On).

Anyways, "Fishnet" was the only classic Morris had after going solo.

What do you mean? The Quiet Storm program where I live still plays Don't Wait For Me.

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Reply #11 posted 07/13/11 9:47am

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mydrawers said:

For a while there, it looked like he might even usurp Prince.

I enjoy Morris's solo work a lot, but I don't think it ever looked like that. biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 07/13/11 9:50am

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sms130 said:

mydrawers said:

I wonder if Prince ever commented on Morris's "The Color of Success" or "Day-Dreaming"?

During this time, Morris and Prince were definitely on the OUTS, and Morris was out there standing on his own, trying to prove himself. For a while there, it looked like he might even usurp Prince..

Was Prince impressed?

I do remember hearing that Prince only dug and respected Jesse's work. That's why he recorded "Shockadelica" originally for Jesse.

I recall Prince stating he made "shocadelica" because "it was a shame JJ didnt have a song for the title of his album"....

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Reply #13 posted 07/13/11 10:07am

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MickyDolenz said:

Timmy84 said:

I actually remembered seeing that comment about "Oak Tree" in a magazine my sister was reading at the time (Right On).

Anyways, "Fishnet" was the only classic Morris had after going solo.

What do you mean? The Quiet Storm program where I live still plays Don't Wait For Me.

I always liked "Love Is A Game" from the Daydreaming album. I can't remember the last time I heard it on the Quiet Storm on WHUR, but it's been a minute. Anyway, I always felt this was his best solo slow jam.

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Reply #14 posted 07/13/11 10:44am

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"Jerome. Somebody told me they gotta new dance here. What's the name of it?"

"Oak Tree."

"The Oak Tree?"

"Oak Tree."

"How do you do it?"

Jerome bounces around (in rhythm) looking like he suffers from some sort of palsey.

"Oh I'm sorry. We're gonna have to chop that down this evening. We're gonna chop that down and make a wooden leg out of it... FELLAS CHOP!" Band blasts a one timer, and Jerome, Brooks, and Wally pantomime chopping down a tree. "CHOP ONE MORE TIME!" Blast. "AGAIN!" Blast. "AGAIN!" Blast.

Then Jerome, Wally, Brooks, Sheila and Prince go into the wooden leg dance (Sheila messed up on one small part of it).

However about a year and a half to two years later, Terry, Jimmy, and Morris put a Fishnet on that wooden leg. Prince had no comment about that. Mainly because it was a pretty good cut.

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Reply #15 posted 07/13/11 11:14am

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MickyDolenz said:

Timmy84 said:

I actually remembered seeing that comment about "Oak Tree" in a magazine my sister was reading at the time (Right On).

Anyways, "Fishnet" was the only classic Morris had after going solo.

What do you mean? The Quiet Storm program where I live still plays Don't Wait For Me.

Might be you but I haven't heard that song at all so whatchutalkinbout Willis? biggrin

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Reply #16 posted 07/13/11 11:16am

Timmy84

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"Jerome. Somebody told me they gotta new dance here. What's the name of it?"

"Oak Tree."

"The Oak Tree?"

"Oak Tree."

"How do you do it?"

Jerome bounces around (in rhythm) looking like he suffers from some sort of palsey.

"Oh I'm sorry. We're gonna have to chop that down this evening. We're gonna chop that down and make a wooden leg out of it... FELLAS CHOP!" Band blasts a one timer, and Jerome, Brooks, and Wally pantomime chopping down a tree. "CHOP ONE MORE TIME!" Blast. "AGAIN!" Blast. "AGAIN!" Blast.

Then Jerome, Wally, Brooks, Sheila and Prince go into the wooden leg dance (Sheila messed up on one small part of it).

However about a year and a half to two years later, Terry, Jimmy, and Morris put a Fishnet on that wooden leg. Prince had no comment about that. Mainly because it was a pretty good cut.

Ooh good catch! I always loved the rivalry between Prince and The Time members.

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Reply #17 posted 07/13/11 11:16am

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savvy said:

"Jerome. Somebody told me they gotta new dance here. What's the name of it?"

"Oak Tree."

"The Oak Tree?"

"Oak Tree."

"How do you do it?"

Jerome bounces around (in rhythm) looking like he suffers from some sort of palsey.

"Oh I'm sorry. We're gonna have to chop that down this evening. We're gonna chop that down and make a wooden leg out of it... FELLAS CHOP!" Band blasts a one timer, and Jerome, Brooks, and Wally pantomime chopping down a tree. "CHOP ONE MORE TIME!" Blast. "AGAIN!" Blast. "AGAIN!" Blast.

Then Jerome, Wally, Brooks, Sheila and Prince go into the wooden leg dance (Sheila messed up on one small part of it).

However about a year and a half to two years later, Terry, Jimmy, and Morris put a Fishnet on that wooden leg. Prince had no comment about that. Mainly because it was a pretty good cut.

Yeah thats the one I was talking about, what show is that from? smile

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Reply #18 posted 07/13/11 12:11pm

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alexnvrmnd777 said:

MickyDolenz said:

What do you mean? The Quiet Storm program where I live still plays Don't Wait For Me.

I always liked "Love Is A Game" from the Daydreaming album. I can't remember the last time I heard it on the Quiet Storm on WHUR, but it's been a minute. Anyway, I always felt this was his best solo slow jam.

I forget what album, but I always liked the song PASSONLIGHT....................

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Reply #19 posted 07/13/11 12:35pm

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I think Day's solo work on the first two albums was very stong. Totally in keeping with MPLS.

Oak Tree, Color of Success, Love Sign, Daydreaming, Yo Love (My favourite), Fishnet, A Mans Pride, Are you ready

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Reply #20 posted 07/13/11 1:54pm

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Fishnet, black pantyhose

Big legs, show through the holes headbang

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Reply #21 posted 07/16/11 11:45am

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thepope2the9s said:

sms130 said:

I do remember hearing that Prince only dug and respected Jesse's work. That's why he recorded "Shockadelica" originally for Jesse.

I recall Prince stating he made "shocadelica" because "it was a shame JJ didnt have a song for the title of his album"....

Right, he submitted the song to Jesse. Jesse rejected it and he put the song out himself to make it as if Jesse was biting from him as far as the name "Shockadelica".

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Reply #22 posted 07/16/11 12:06pm

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The whole Color Of..was jammin. Love Addiction is so great to me as a pop diddy. Reminds me of Private Joy sort of.

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Reply #23 posted 07/16/11 12:45pm

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He probably commented on it as much as everyone else in the world did, i.e., not at all.

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Reply #24 posted 07/16/11 5:25pm

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I think Morris is often taken for granted as a vocalist. Not to be controversial, but honestly Prince can't match Morris's tenor.

[Edited 7/16/11 21:17pm]

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Reply #25 posted 07/16/11 5:31pm

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funksterr said:

I think Morris is often taken for granted as a vocalist. Not to be controverisal, but honestly Prince can't match Morris's tenor.

I USED to think that I only listened to Morris Day or The Time only as a substitute for Prince (or more accurately, just because I liked Prince), but I now know that I like Morris Day all around much, much better.

[Edited 7/16/11 17:32pm]

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Reply #26 posted 07/16/11 5:37pm

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funksterr said:

I think Morris is often taken for granted as a vocalist. Not to be controverisal, but honestly Prince can't match Morris's tenor.

Hearing "Girl" made me realize that. Morris can bring it when it's necessary in that degree.

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Reply #27 posted 07/16/11 7:19pm

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Morris had some KILLER solo cuts! I love the title track to "Daydreaming" and "Are You Ready" (both the original version and the 'Minneapolis Mix')

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Reply #28 posted 07/16/11 8:28pm

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xlr8r said:

The whole Color Of..was jammin. Love Addiction is so great to me as a pop diddy. Reminds me of Private Joy sort of.


Reminds me of Strange Relationship musically.
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